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Tall stature due to Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome

Authors:

Dharshini Karuppiah ,

Teaching Hospital Batticaloa, LK
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Endocrine unit
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Mithusha Markandu

Teaching Hospital Batticaloa, LK
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Abstract

Tall stature is less commonly referred to specialist care. Familial, nutritional and hormonal causes are mainly encountered. Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is a rare congenital disease, referred as an overgrowth syndrome. Affected children tend to be taller than their peers during childhood. Children with BWS are at increased risk of childhood cancer, regular screening will prompt for better outcome. We present a 7 year-old girl child with BWS referred for evaluation of tall stature.
How to Cite: Karuppiah, D. and Markandu, M., 2018. Tall stature due to Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, 8(2), pp.43–46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v8i2.7364
Published on 29 Aug 2018.
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